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Call us trash if you want, but some of the greatest and most memorable films are documentaries. Therefore, the best type of movies ARE documentaries! From the arts and sports to nature and true crime. Join Bob Sham and his rotating "experts" as they watch documentaries in an analytical and irreverent way. How will your favorite documentary hold up in our revolutionary new rating system? If you love documentaries and love getting up in people's faces about them, then step up and join the Documenteers down the film-hole of fun!

Call us trash if you want, but some of the greatest and most memorable films are documentaries. Therefore, the best type of movies ARE documentaries! From the arts and sports to nature and true crime. Join Bob Sham and his rotating "experts" as they watch documentaries in an analytical and irreverent way. How will your favorite documentary hold up in our revolutionary new rating system? If you love documentaries and love getting up in people's faces about them, then step up and join the Documenteers down the film-hole of fun!
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Call us trash if you want, but some of the greatest and most memorable films are documentaries. Therefore, the best type of movies ARE documentaries! From the arts and sports to nature and true crime. Join Bob Sham and his rotating "experts" as they watch documentaries in an analytical and irreverent way. How will your favorite documentary hold up in our revolutionary new rating system? If you love documentaries and love getting up in people's faces about them, then step up and join the Documenteers down the film-hole of fun!

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Episodes

Episode 44: Fahrenheit 11/9

10/4/2018
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SURPRISE! We're really getting into these "In Theaters Now" episodes. We like to surprise you with these. Not unlike waking up to find your house toilet-papered. We basically toilet-papered your phone, or computer, or zune or whatever you listen to us on. A classic prank that fits right into CREEPTOBER, because we got a movie with plenty of FEAR in it. We got extra Akil this week because we went to a very empty theater recently to watch Michael Moore's new documentary "Fahrenheit 11/9". By...

Duration:01:30:00

Episode 43: Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

10/1/2018
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We just couldn't wait. October is here and on the Documenteers that means creepy movies all CREEPTOBER long. In a petty act of revenge for being tricked into listening to 19 versions of the song "I Think We're Alone Now" (Episode 36), Akil's selection for our first Creeptober doc was a four-damn-hour long retrospective on the history of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. Akil and Bob rented and marathoned 2010's "Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy" by Daniel Farrands and Andrew...

Duration:02:23:28

Episode 42: God's Angry Man

9/24/2018
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It's a bittersweet episode 42 as Bob Sham and Jonni close out Herzog month with a Werner Herzog classic that he shot for German television and can be found on YouTube. We discuss Werner's 1981 film "God's Angry Man" (the direct translation from German is "Faith and Currency")and it's about the prolific and notorious west coast televangelist Pastor Gene Scott. Pastor Scott is often pissed the hell off at the FCC, dog kickers (I get it.), and mostly pissed off at people who won't pledge...

Duration:00:42:51

Episode 41: Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World

9/15/2018
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Beep. Boop. Borp. Thank you for listening to episode 41 of the Documenteers! September is Herzog month on the podcast and for our third week Bob Sham and Stuart Von discuss Werner Herzog's relatively dense 2016 doc on technology, "Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World". The film is streamable now on Netflix. We break this film down and there's a lot to unpack. If you have a robot fetish, then this movie is straight up pornographic. Robot 8 will steal your heart and get you horny....

Duration:00:54:20

Episode 40: The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner

9/8/2018
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Well, we've made it to forty. The spirit of Herzog is keeping us going and we honor Werner Herzog by devoting the month of September to his documentaries. Bob and Drew discuss a sports themed Herzog doc that was a big turning point in the director's career. Walter Steiner is a moody young ski-flying phenom that can bust ramp records on the reg. He also carves wood. A serene film set to some Popol Vuh krautrock. And crashes. Lots and lots of ski-jump crashes. Also, is Werner wearing a...

Duration:00:48:38

Episode 39: Three Identical Strangers

9/5/2018
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WHAT A SHOCKER! We just dropped a surprise episode 39! We take a brief distraction from Herzog month, so that Bob Sham and Angela can discuss a film that is viewable in theaters hopefully near you. We watched Tim Wardle's unbelievable documentary "Three Identical Strangers" and you gotta see it to believe it. A young man goes to college only to find himself in front of someone who looks exactly like him. Then another guy shows up and he looks exactly like those other two guys. It's amazing...

Duration:00:54:29

Episode 38: Into the Inferno

9/2/2018
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HERZOG MONTH CONTINUES! For episode 38, Bob and Ginger learn a little bit about themselves after watching lots of footage of flowing lava in Werner Herzog's 2016 geological/anthropological documentary "Into the Inferno". Volcanoes. They are the magma filled teats of the world. Fascinating in their own right, and the societies that form around them even more so. We travel the world in this one to attempt to understand civilization's boner for these impressive, but deadly, geological...

Duration:01:06:12

Episode 37: Into the Abyss

8/27/2018
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Episode 37 begins Herzog month. A Herzog film will be discussed from now throughout September to honor our monotone deity of doc. Werner's birthday is September 5th and we are starting the party off right with his 2011 film "Into the Abyss". Ok, so it ain't much of a party movie. It's about the shattering of lives following a triple murder, and the moral question over the necessity of capital punishment. There's also stories of stabbings, bad jail-bird dads, sociopathy, vengeful hearts,...

Duration:01:10:17

Episode 36: I Think We're Alone Now

8/18/2018
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Episode 36 lays the rock-doc summer to rest with a simple and captivating film about obsessive fans in the world of pop music. The teenage pop singer Tiffany had a big hit in the eighties singing a cover of the Tommy James & the Shondells song "I Think We're Alone Now". Since then she has been a magnet for obsessive personalities. Bob Sham and Akil follow the experiences of two of those fans in Sean Donnelly's feel-good documentary "I Think We're Alone Now". This episode features more...

Duration:01:30:30

Episode 34: The Decline of Western Civilization Part III

8/6/2018
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Episode 34 presents the third in the Los Angeles music trilogy by Penelope Spheeris. Bob Sham and Jonni discuss the Decline film that the director feels the closest to. "The Decline of Western Civilization Part III". Infected cigarette burns, depression, cum haired egalitarian punk bands, alcoholism, homelessness, squat fires, sad childhood stories, and endless amounts of vintage adolescent 90's snideness. Did we mention this one has sad stories? It does. Watch how shit sucked in a pre-911...

Duration:00:54:23

Episode 33: The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years

7/30/2018
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For episode 33, Bob Sham and Stuart Von continue the classic Penelope Spheeris documentary series with what is often considered the funniest of the films. Spheeris hilariously captures the cusp of the LA Glam metal explosion in "The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years". This doc features a cavalcade of classic rock and metal personalities and everybody else is going to make it. Absolutely. New school delusions and old school testimony, but is it all true? Mostly. More...

Duration:00:53:03

Episode 32: The Decline of Western Civilization

7/22/2018
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Our 32nd episode starts our three part saga on one of the most iconic and listener-requested documentary series ever. This week Bob Sham and Ginger discuss none other than the Penelope Spheeris 1981 classic LA punk doc "The Decline of Western Civilization". The Germs! X! Fear! Black Flag! Fist fights! Anarchy! Pat Smear's thoughts on women! The cuddly racist Eugene who is now apparently embarrassed by everything he said in this film! Dead painters and the women who hate them! All play a...

Duration:01:10:34

Episode 31: Won't You Be My Neighbor?

7/16/2018
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Hello, neighbor. So glad you could join us for this very special episode 31 of the Documenteers. One second, i'm just gonna change out of this blazer and into a cardigan. ........................................... There. That's better. This episode is very special because Bob Sham and Angela talk about a documentary that is in the theaters. It's the Mister Rogers biographical film "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" by Academy Award winning director Morgan Neville. Everyone seems to like it. If...

Duration:00:47:26

Episode 30: 30 for 30: The Legend of Jimmy the Greek

7/9/2018
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Heya, kid. (lights cigar) I see ya like podcasts. (blows smoke in your face) Good. I got a Documenteers episode for you. (wipes meat grease onto cheap white blazer) It's one a those ESPN 30 for 30 movies that Bob Sham does with Drew and it's about the very handsome, and very intelligent gambler/sportscaster Jimmy Snyder. (farts. drools.) We're talkin' about the Fritz Mitchell film "The Legend of Jimmy the Greek" and it's full of dripping narration, degenerate gambling, idiotic race...

Duration:00:47:13

Episode 29: Heino: Made in Germany

6/30/2018
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It's episode neunundzwanzig, and Bob Sham and Jonni will be analysieren the 2013 Oliver Schwabe documentary "Heino: Made in Germany". This dokumentarfilm is about a well known (In Deutschland) singer named Heino who grew berühmt after bringing back some old folk songs that the Nazi's ruiniert. Some people really geliebt it, and others really really gehasst it. What are Heino's gefühle on the matter? Does he even gefühle at all? Does the persönlichkeit outweigh the Ironie that has beschichtet...

Duration:00:44:13

Episode 28: The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?

6/24/2018
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Look! Up in the Sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's...it's...crashing and burning...oh god... Episode 28 is here and Bob Sham and Akil sort through a true Hollywood tale in John Schnepp's Kickstarter co-funded documentary "The Death of 'Superman Lives': What Happened?" Yes, that is the actual title. Once upon a time hair-dresser/Hollywood producer John Peters wanted to make a Superman movie. Kevin Smith wrote for it. Tim Burton was going to direct it. Nicholas Cage was going to star in it....

Duration:01:23:58

Episode 27: Iron Maiden: Flight 666

6/17/2018
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For episode 27 we introduce Ginger, the newest Documenteer! Then we gotta hop the Bruce Dickinson helmed "Ed Force One" tour jet and follow the band around the world in the 2009 rock-doc "Iron Maiden: Flight 666" by Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen. What is it about Iron Maiden that resonates across generations and creates such a passionate fervor in fans all over the world? Let the band and the fans tell you. This ain't about drinkin', druggin' and babes. It's about the music and the family that...

Duration:01:26:25

Episode 26: Evil Genius

6/11/2018
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For the 26th episode we break new ground as Bob Sham and Angela take on their first docuseries for the podcast! BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT! This week we discuss the Netflix original documentary series “Evil Genius” directed by Barbara Schroeder and produced by Trey Borzillieri. One day in Eerie, Pennsylvania a pizza delivery man named Brian Wells walked into the PNC bank with a bomb around his neck holding a note requesting a large sum of money. What happened? How? Why? Who? Is it a genius...

Duration:01:18:04

Episode 25: American Movie

6/3/2018
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If this episode 25 was a 90's comic book, it would have a card stock cover and a hologram on it. But it's not a 90's comic book. It's a podcast. It's a podcast about documentaries, and this episode is like putting on a comfy pair of slippers. Bob Sham and Stuart Von discuss the 1999 Chris Smith (Welcome Back, Kotter...i mean, Chris)classic documentary "American Movie". A movie about a man in northwest Minneapolis, his dream to make the great American film, and the memorable people in and...

Duration:00:51:19

Episode 24: 30 for 30: Without Bias

5/28/2018
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Drew and Bob hop aboard episode 24 and continue their 30 for 30 journey. If hot talk of college basketball from two months ago doesn't get your fancy tickled, then prepare your heart and mind for the tragic tale of Len Bias. A kid many say is the greatest who never played professionally. Kirk Fraser's ESPN 30 for 30 "Without Bias" tells of how the death of one young man can rock a community to its core. Also I accidentally called Kirk Fraser "Ken", so get excited and enjoy this text version...

Duration:00:43:31